Coal imports of Vietnam came in at 2.14 million tonnes in September, slumping 43.9% from the year-ago level and 43.8% from August, touching a seven-month low since March this year, showed preliminary data from the Vietnam customs authority.
January-September coal imports amounted to 29.49 million tonnes, down 31.97% year on year.
In September, Vietnam imported the most coal from Australia, at 1.07 million tonnes, dropping 43.9% from a year ago and down 28.02% from August; that from Indonesia declined 11.19% year on year to 964,700 tonnes.
Intakes from Russia nosedived to 26,600 tonnes in September, far lower than 465,600 tonnes a year ago and 187,000 tonnes in August.
The value of imports amounted to $320 million in September, rising 23.8% year on year, sending the total value in first nine months of the year to $3.09 billion, up 1.96% on the year.
(Writing by Lilya Li Editing by Tammy Yang)
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